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Kathryn Harrison
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Kathryn Harrison

Kathryn Harrison is an American photographer and educator based in Southwest Florida. Harrison graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design and the International Center of Photography before attending the Yale School of Art, where she was awarded the Richard Benson Prize for Excellence in Photography in 2018. That same year, she was the Hillman Foundation Fellowship recipient and won the Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Harrison has lectured at, to name a few, Aperture Foundation, ICP, Maine College of Art, Ringling College, Purchase College, USF, and Yale.

In Harrison's ongoing body of work, Blue-Stained Walls, the complexities of addiction, mental illness, and chronic disease reveal themselves as intersecting forces that shape her family's lives. She's shown internationally, including David Zwirner Gallery, Collectiv National, and LTD Los Angeles. Her clients include The Atlantic, Epic Magazine, For Freedoms / Class Action Collective, The Marshall Project, The New York Times Magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine. Most recently, Harrison co-organized Photographs for Purpose, a fundraiser supported by photographers and their work to benefit four organizations devoted to racial, economic, and social justice in America.